We are a nonprofit community-based agency that has been providing support services to individuals with mental health disorders for almost 50 years.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities to live with dignity and independence in the community.

If you are in crisis, call
911 or the national
crisis hotline at
1(800) 784-2433
Butte County:
1(800) 334-6622
San Mateo County:
(650) 579-0350
Solano County:
(707) 428-1131

Caminar values diversity! Whatever your ethnicity, religion, country of origin, language, abilities, sexual orientation, gender are welcome here.

Caminar serves four counties:

        Caminar Butte CountyCaminar San Mateo CountyCaminar Solano County

Recent Success Stories

Pamela's New Life -- Ryan's Achievement -- Connie's Strength


                          News and Upcoming Events   


View Caminar's 2013 Annual Report

  • Caminar is proud to announce that we are now a GOLD level GuideStar Exchange participant!  More Information Here
  • Please join us at Pasta Pomodoro in San Mateo on February 17th for some great food. 20% of proceeds will benefit Caminar! Details Here 
  • Caminar's CEO writes Op-ed for San Mateo Journal: Time for Mental Health Overhaul. Read article Here
  • We are excited to announce that we received a $65,000 grant from the Peninsula Health Care District for our Bridges to Wellness Program! Thank you so much!
  • Caminar Launches Fundraising Campaign on Link to Website Here
  • Press Release for Fundraising Campaign Here
  • Caminar clients impacted by Redwood City Fire. More information about the fire and how you can help here
  • Caminar Connections Summer Newsletter is out! Click here to view 863KB
  • More great news. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation awarded Caminar $10,000 to put towards the Open Pantry Program in Redwood City. A big thanks to them for helping us to help others!
  • Exciting news! Palo Alto Community Fund Awarded Caminar a $10,000 grant to help our Job’s Plus program! We appreciate your support! Learn more about our Jobs Plus Program Here
  • Caminar Distinguishes May as Mental Health Month. Read Article Here
  • Pictures from the May 3rd event have been posted. See pictures here
  • Check out Caminar's new blog: Blog Link Here
  • May 3 fundraiser event, In Concert with Caminar: Challenging the Stigma, with Quincy Jones  See article
  • Another powerful TED talks video. Watch as Elyn Saks shares her story in "A Tale of Mental Illness -- From the Inside" See Video Here
  • Great TED Talks video by John Pallotta, "The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong"  See Video Here
  • A message from Caminar CEO Chip Huggins regarding the incident at Newtown, Connecticut See article
  • December Newsletter See newsletter
  • Chapter Two: New Beginnings for Yoshie See article
  • A new home for Caminar San Mateo. See article
  • Thanks to your support, our 2nd annual fundraiser at the Carolands Chateau was a wonderful success!
  • Eunice Kushman, a true champion for mental health See article
  • Caminar has been awarded the CARF accreditation for excellence. See article
  • An inspirational Caminar success story: Sheri G See Sheri's video here


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Goldman Foundation Michelson Peninsula Health Care District Sequoia Health
SVCF Thomas J Long Margoes Wells Fargo


                                              Caminar Federal Tax ID no. 94-1639389

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Warren Buffett introduces
his sister, Doris, and talks
about the stigma around mental disorders

Doris Buffett endorses Caminar and friends

Doris Buffett talks about mental disorders and her family



Watch as Sheri G. shares an extraordinary story of survival, resilience, and hope